Monday, 24 June 2013

Oreo Brownies ♡

I was browsing through Pinterest the other day when I came across a picture of the nicest looking brownies, it wasn't until I pinned it that I realised they had Oreos in! They looked amazing so I had to have a try at making some. The recipe on Pinterest was in American and used a box of pre - made brownie mixture, So I adapted it to English, found an easy normal brownie recipe and had a go! Thought I would share the recipe because they are easy to make&taste so nice! perfect for a weekend treat..

what you'll need:

400g caster sugar
225g butter, melted
60g cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 eggs
225g plain flour
1/2  tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 packs of oreos

1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 4. Put the caster sugar in a large bowl and mix in the butter. Then mix in the cocoa powder and vanilla extract.

2. Beat the eggs together in a separate bowl. Add the plain flour and eggs to the large bowl a little at a time and mix well, this will help the mixture not to curdle.

3. Then stir in the baking powder and salt.

4. Grease a large baking dish and pour half of the brownie mixture into the baking dish.


5.Layer with oreos, Then top with the remaining mixture.

6. Bake for 40-50 minutes. Cool and slice into equal squares.


Enjoy :)


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Thursday, 23 May 2013

Coffee Whirls ♡

What you'll need:
170g Self raising flour
85g Caster sugar
85g Margarine
1 Egg beaten
1 Tablespoon dissolved Instant coffee
100g Icing sugar (plus extra for dusting)
50g soft unsalted butter
2 Tablespoons dissolved Instant coffee

1. Mix the flour and sugar together, rub in the margarine.

2. Stir in the beaten egg and coffee, Mix well.

3. Form into balls about the size of a cherry and place on greased baking sheets.

4. Bake in moderate oven (gas mark 3-4) for 15-20 minutes.

5. Whilst they are in the oven make the coffee butter icing by mixing together the butter and icing to a creamy consistency, then add the coffee. You can add however much coffe depending on how strong you prefer the flavour (I used 2 tablespoons).

6. When cold, sandwhich together in pairs with the coffee butter icing.


Then Enjoy (:
(These would be really nice in a pretty box as a gift for someone!)



Sunday, 10 February 2013

Triple Chocolate cookies ♡

Its a rainy Sunday and i didn't have any plans so decided to make these:) If you've ever been to Bath in Devon and had 'Bens Cookies' these taste really similar! If you love a chocolate overload then these are for you! they taste soo good and uses a few pretty basic ingredients..

what you'll need:
140g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids)
65g unsalted butter
2 large eggs, at room temperature
half teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of salt
130g caster sugar
185g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
50g milk chocolate
100g good-quality white chocolate
edible glitter to finish
2 baking sheets, lined with baking paper

1. Melt the dark chocolate with the butter. Do this by putting in a heatproof bowl on top of a saucepan of water but don't let the base of the bowl touch the water (steaming not boiling). Remove the bowl from the pan and leave to cool for about 5 minutes.

2. Next, put the eggs, vanilla, salt and sugar in a large mixing bowl, I then used a hand electric mixer and mixed together for a couple minutes until thoroughly combined. Stir in the chocolate mixture.

3. Sift the flour and baking powder into the bowl and stir in using a wooden spoon. Roughly chop or break up the white and milk chocolate into small chunks and mix in. Leave the mixture to stand for 15 minutes to firm up a bit. Preheat the oven to 160degrees C/gas 3. 

4. Take a heaped tablespoon of mixture for each cookie, drop onto the lined baking sheets, spacing the mixture well apart but don't flatten them.


5. Bake for 15 minutes until just set. The cookies will continue to cook for a few minutes after they come out of the oven. Leave on the sheets for about 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool completely. If you want extra sparkle dust lightly with some edible glitter.

 Then all you have to do is enjoy! I had mine with a cuppa tea whilst still warm and it was delicious!

If you like chocolate I would definitely recommend giving them ago:)




Sunday, 3 February 2013

Wishlist #1

Just a few things i've had my eye on for a while that I'd thought I would share:)

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